Saturday, February 24, 2007

First Resolution Conquered!

I know it's been awhile since I last posted. It's been a hectic few weeks, what with some blizzard-like weather, the flu whipping through the house, crafty classes and our favorite shows coming back from hiatus. (Those shows would be: Survivor, Lost, The Office, and My Name is Earl.)

Here's the news though: I finished The Girl's coat today! I showed it to her and asked her if it was pretty and she said, "It's bootiful." Hopefully she wears it!

Also, I am taking the second-level hand-piecing class at the local quilt shop. This is the result of the first class:

The pattern turned out to be a wee bit smaller than the other blocks for the class. That's why there is a white border.

And here is week two:

For some reason in class I really struggled with the curves. Once I got it home I suddenly was able to handle it. Go figure.

And my favorite, from week 3:

Next week we'll be finishing up class with a bit of applique and I think we'll also combine all four blocks into a small sampler. You might think the splash of blue makes no sense as it doesn't seem to match any of the other fabrics. Never fear--the setting blocks have that color in it.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Quick coat update

This weekend I actually made progress on the coat! It is looking so adorable. It does not have arms yet, nor a lining, and the collar is only pinned on but it is beginning to take shape. I was so afraid to start it because I spent a fair amount of money on the fabric. It just finally occurred to me that I had better at least try to sew it because I've already cut out the pieces and she'll probably be too big to wear it next year.

Never fear, in Ohio she could be wearing it until May.